FACULTY NOTES: July 25, 2016

July 25, 2016 by | Faculty Notes

Sara LaBelle. Ph.D. and Jennifer Waldeck, Ph.D. of Chapman University’s new School of Communication  (along with Zac Johnson, Ph.D., lead author and assistant professor at California State University, Fullerton) have had a paper accepted “as is” to Communication Education, entitled A Cautious Approach to Reliance on Interpersonal Communication Frameworks:  The Importance of Context in Instructional Communication Research.

Chapman student wins Wells Fargo ‘Home Run Hero’ honor

July 21, 2016 by | Campus Life

Chapman University student Emily Biehl ’17 knows how to roll up her sleeves and go to work. She spent a summer interning with HomeAid Orange County, a nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness, helping out with everything from warehouse cleanup to community outreach. And her work reaped even something more. Biehl was honored as a Wells

Conversations by keyboard Anna Leahy's new book on the many approaches to teaching creative writing is a collaborative effort

July 20, 2016 by | Arts and Culture

Writing about writing and how to teach writing can be complicated endeavors, sometimes best handled with the help of other writers. So it is that Anna Leahy, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of English, has turned a book on creative writing pedagogy into a series of conversations in print. In What We Talk about

School of Pharmacy’s Dr. Reza Mehvar selected as Distinguished Teaching Scholar

July 18, 2016 by | Science and Health

Dr. Reza Mehvar of Chapman University’s two-year-old School of Pharmacy is the recipient of the 2016 American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP)  Distinguished Teaching Scholar Award. “I am so thrilled and also bursting with pride, to announce that Professor and Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Chair Dr. Reza Mehvar has been selected as the American

Schmid College of Science and Technology announces new faculty

July 13, 2016 by | Science and Health

The Schmid College of Science and Technology announced the appointment of several new faculty.  Six scientists from accomplished institutions will join Chapman in the next 18 months with Ph.D. degrees in the fields of biological sciences and biochemistry. “These talented individuals will bring tremendous expertise and experience to our existing academic programs and research mission,” said

Dr. Hahn-Holbrook of Crean College releases study on breastfeeding gaps between white, black, and Hispanic mothers in the U.S.

July 12, 2016 by | Science and Health

Chapman University has published research on how breastfeeding rates differ among white, black and Hispanic mothers.  The study looked to see if ethnic and racial disparities in breastfeeding could be explained by differences in the use of formula in hospitals, family history of breastfeeding, mother’s belief that “breast is best”; and demographic measures including poverty,

School of Pharmacy achieves next to final step in attaining full accreditation

July 11, 2016 by | Science and Health

Chapman University’s School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program has officially been granted Candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)—a national agency for the accreditation of professional degree pharmacy programs. This achievement is completed on time according to the originally established strategic plan schedule for the accreditation process, in which the

Planting ahead for water reduction The spotter's guide to drought tolerant plants at Chapman

July 8, 2016 by | Campus Life

A riddle: What’s green, greener and greenest? A hint: It’s not envy. It’s the proliferation of drought tolerant plants taking over green spaces at Chapman University. However, with the one-two punch of attractive plants combined with reduced water use we can understand if you’re feeling a little bit envious. Mackenzie Crigger, Chapman’s  Sustainability Manager, explains